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Sir Francis, English explorer and anthropologist, 1822-1911.
Galton delta - a more or less well-marked triangle in a fingerprint; in dermatoglyphics, the figure at the base of each finger in the palm.Synonym(s): triradius
Galton law of regression - average parents tend to produce average offspring, but children of extreme parents inherit parental peculiarities to a lesser degree than they appear in the parentsSynonym(s): law of regression of mean
Galton system of classification of fingerprints - a system of classification based on the variations in the patterns of the ridges, which are grouped into arches, loops, and whorls.
Galton whistle - a cylindrical whistle attached to a compressible bulb used to test hearing.
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(8.) Francis Galton, Hereditary Talent and Character, 12 Macmillan's Mag., 1865, 157, 157,
(5) Gillham, Nicholas Wright, A Life of Sir Francis Galton: From African Exploration to the Birth of Eugenics, (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001)
Pearson, The Life, Letters and Labours of Francis Galton (3 Vols.), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1914.
The archaeology of race; the eugenic ideas of Francis Galton and Flinders Petrie.
Francis Primary School (boys team and girls team), Nomtsoub Primary School (boys team and girls team), Francis Galton Primary School (mixed team), Ondundu Primary School (boys team), Tsumeb English Medium Primary School (boys team) and Grootfontein (mixed team).
The three social scientific schools of eugenicist Francis Galton, Scottish biologist Patrick Geddes, and Oxford idealist philosopher L.T.
These concepts are part of a statistical and quantitative positivism, injected into scientific thought by Adolphe Quetelet and Francis Galton, which privileges only the observable and quantifiable.
In the 1880s, Jacobs, who became editor of The Jewish Encyclopedia, used knowledge gleaned from an apprenticeship with Charles Darwin's cousin, Francis Galton, to study physical characteristics of Jews and conclude that they were, in fact, a race.
While most people are familiar with the life and work of Charles Darwin, many have all but forgotten the name of his equally brilliant cousin, Birmingham-born Sir Francis Galton. Galton, born near Sparkbrook in February, 1822, was a Victorian polymath - geographer, meteorologist, explorer, mathematician and scientist whose work in different areas still affects our lives today.
So, except for one experimental inquiry by Francis Galton, pangenesis faded from view with the death of the master of natural selection.
SIR FRANCIS GALTON, I have to warn you, was a rather unpleasant man.